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post #481 of 790
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If you can walk a block out of tribeca, G&G on grand between W broadway and Thompson is very good and fast for simple work.

Though for some reason I can't figure out, they charge an extra $5 for 2" cuff vs 1.5". Maybe someone can explain this.

iGent tax
post #482 of 790
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Originally Posted by cbarr View Post
If you can walk a block out of tribeca, G&G on grand between W broadway and Thompson is very good and fast for simple work.

Though for some reason I can't figure out, they charge an extra $5 for 2" cuff vs 1.5". Maybe someone can explain this.

Maybe their template doesn't go to 2", and they have to measure/fold by hand?
post #483 of 790
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Maybe their template doesn't go to 2", and they have to measure/fold by hand?

???
post #484 of 790
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iGent tax

Yeah. I think the answer is, because they know I'll pay it.

And I don't mind. They're still very reasonable, fast, and the work is good.

But asking him to explain was fun. "it's more work...". Why? "because it's more..2", not one and a half".
post #485 of 790
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Originally Posted by cbarr View Post
Yeah. I think the answer is, because they know I'll pay it.

And I don't mind. They're still very reasonable, fast, and the work is good.

But asking him to explain was fun. "it's more work...". Why? "because it's more..2", not one and a half".

That is a crock IMO....
post #486 of 790
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Originally Posted by Taxler View Post
Maybe their template doesn't go to 2", and they have to measure/fold by hand?

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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post
???
They have tools to make the job easy; They may not have one for 2" cuffs.
http://store.atlantathread.com/magicuffer.html
post #487 of 790
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Originally Posted by Taxler View Post
They have tools to make the job easy; They may not have one for 2" cuffs.
http://store.atlantathread.com/magicuffer.html

That is SERIOUS CROCK!!! If a tailor does not have a ruler that he/she can measure 2" a few times and mark with chalk and they say that they need one of those^^ to "make it easy", then you my friend need a new tailor!!!
post #488 of 790
I've got a new Black Fleece suit that needs finishing -- i.e. hemmed and sleeves finished -- and maybe some other work to get the perfect fit as budget allows. It's my first suit of real quality and I'd like to do it right. I've learned a lot in the last year or two of dressing well (there were mis-steps at first, but I consider them... teaching moments), but I still feel like a fish out of water much of the time, especially when it comes down to the nitty-gritty. This might sound weirdly specific but: I'm looking for a tailor that I can have a conversation with. Maybe learn a thing or two. Digging through the thread there are plenty of places where I can go to have a skilled craftsman carry out my well-informed instructions but I'm looking for someone who can maybe-- gently advise, as well? Does that make sense? Does anyone have any recommendations?
post #489 of 790
Errr...you might try the black fleece store on Bleecker?
post #490 of 790
Does anybody know of a tailor that knows how to taper + chainstitch? I know SelfEdge only chainstitch hems.
post #491 of 790
^ Bump to my question.
post #492 of 790
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Originally Posted by cbarr View Post
If you can walk a block out of tribeca, G&G on grand between W broadway and Thompson is very good and fast for simple work. Though for some reason I can't figure out, they charge an extra $5 for 2" cuff vs 1.5". Maybe someone can explain this.
One reason that comes to mind relates to the taper of the trouser. As you can see the trouser gets narrower and tapers to the bottom. When you make a cuff you are folding the fabric up to a point on the leg that is wider than the bottom. To make the cuff fit you have to taper the leg at the highest point of the cuff to match the circumference of the narrowest point of the bottom. If not the cuff will have a smaller circumference than the leg and cause the leg to pucker under the cuff. Not the look you want. It is more probable and evident on a 2" cuff. If this is the reason and he only wants 5 to do this, it is a bargain.
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Does anybody know of a tailor that knows how to taper + chainstitch? I know SelfEdge only chainstitch hems.
Do you want jeans hemmed? Blue in Green has a vintage union special chain stitch machine but I don't know if they will take outside work.
post #493 of 790
[Search function isn't so hot and all I could find was a 2006 thread] Recommendations for a South Brooklyn tailor? I'm in Cobble Hill/Brooklyn Heights, preferably....Ercole's, highly regarded in the thread I found, is way too far out there. The name that always comes up is Object Custom Tailor...anything else that can be recommended?
post #494 of 790
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Originally Posted by ArsenalDan View Post
[Search function isn't so hot and all I could find was a 2006 thread]

Recommendations for a South Brooklyn tailor? I'm in Cobble Hill/Brooklyn Heights, preferably....Ercole's, highly regarded in the thread I found, is way too far out there. The name that always comes up is Object Custom Tailor...anything else that can be recommended?

Yep...F train to Delancey...Stanton Tailor. I'm in Boerum Hill and I have been using Stanton for years....
post #495 of 790
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post
One reason that comes to mind relates to the taper of the trouser. As you can see the trouser gets narrower and tapers to the bottom. When you make a cuff you are folding the fabric up to a point on the leg that is wider than the bottom. To make the cuff fit you have to taper the leg at the highest point of the cuff to match the circumference of the narrowest point of the bottom. If not the cuff will have a smaller circumference than the leg and cause the leg to pucker under the cuff. Not the look you want. It is more probable and evident on a 2" cuff. If this is the reason and he only wants 5 to do this, it is a bargain.

I talked more with him about the higher charge, and he confirmed this is indeed why he charges more - he opens up the leg and evens out the taper where the cuff is made. So yeah - seems totally fair to charge more.
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